Sunday, September 05, 2010

When it gets too quiet...

...then you know it's time to check on the kids!

The other day I could faintly hear Tatem and Hannah in the other room speaking very kindly to one another, which was a relief to hear since Tatem is kind of...strike that...replace it with TOTALLY... a bossy little stinker who feels it necessary to constantly declare that everything is "MINE!" even when it's not! So I was pleasantly surprised (and even smiled that ugly "proud-momsmile" when you think to yourself that things are going so well) when I heard:

T: ok, your turn {giggle giggle}
H: oh thanks! {more giggles} Ok, your turn Tatem!
T: ok! ...ok, your turn Hannah! {Giggle Giggle}
H: {Giggle Giggle}
T: Whoo Hoo! {giggle giggle}

But all that came to an abrupt end when I heard Lindsay yell a big, "GIRLS!!! NO THANK YOU! GROSS!! STOP!!"

Lindsay found the two of them happily using their manners whilst taking turns playing with the scrub brush and plunger in the toilet. Wet toilet paper everywhere! Toilet water on the seat and floor...and of course, all over the girls.

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN! What am I, A ROOKIE?!?

Which takes me to this morning. Seriously too quiet. Sunday mornings are supposed to be filled with chaos, noise, fighting, crying, and anything else of the like (from kids of all ages). But it was quiet (Red Flag). All I could hear was the bathroom sink water running (Red Flag, duh!).

I turned the corner to find the two of them happy as clams up on the bathroom counter brushing their teeth...and their toes...and their knees.

Hey Tatem, that's not your toothbrush!

Thankfully not as gross as playing in the toilet! And I did smile that nearly the same but different ugly "oh-they-are-only-young-once-momsmile". But I did make them cease and desist immediately. (Well, if you consider immediately to mean after I got the camera and snapped a few pictures, yelling at them to look at me and smile, instead of yelling at them to turn off the water and hop down!)


IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT CLAP YOUR HANDS!
{clap clap}
If you're happy and you know it then your face will surely show it
(and don't call me Shirley)
If you're happy and you know it SHOUT HOORAY!!
HOORAY!
We love being here in Indiana with Lindsay and her girls!
HOORAY!